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Old 02-25-2011, 04:35 PM   #1
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Hi all, came in to start my coach this afternoon and nothing happened, not even the dash panel came on.About a month ago we took it to camping world to get a fuse replaced under the dash because our brakes and right turn signal didn't work drove it home (san marcos to san diego) parked until today.Anybody have any sugestions on this beside checking the fuse?
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #2
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My starter battery will go down in a month without any trickle charge hooked up to it.

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Hi belkin,
The first thing to do is get all the batteries up to full charge. I'm not assuming they are dead, but it is a good place to start looking. Until they are at full charge (48 hours on a smart charger is a good start) there isn't much one can do.

Put a meter on the batteries and see what state they are in. If you do not have access to 120 VAC where the coach is, it will be a PITA but you may need to pull the batteries and take them to a location where a smart charger can do its' thing.

It is best if you can have the coach connected to shore power when in storage. Otherwise, does your coach have coach and chassis battery disconnect switches? If so, consider using them when the coach is in storage. In addition to the disconnect switches manually turn off the CO detector and power step switch.
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Thanks for the reply, this was a new (6 mo. old) battery because of previous problem.
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Old 02-25-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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Hi I do have a disconnect switch and always use it ,this is an 03fleetwood terra which I never had problems with batteries except old age.
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Most RV have some parasitic loads that will drain a battery after a couple of weeks. Do you have battery disconnects on both the chassis and house batteries?

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Hi again, no just a disconnect in the home, but never had a problem with low batteries.
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disconnect your batteries Put a test light between the post and the battery lead. If the light is on pull fuses until light goes off{check to make sure the propane switch at L.P. gas detector is off.} If light is still on check alternator,buy un plugging it. If a ford chassis check the plug on the master cylinder,which has a recall on it depending on year as there is a fire hazard.

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